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  1. #11
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    Jun 2011
    I think of the animated movie, the Grand Duchess and the book character Anastasia Krupnik. In all, feisty, young and as a previous poster said, impish.

    I personally have "stay away from it!" inclinations though, because of an old classmate named her daughter this and also, the Fifty Shades of Grey character. They are not what I think of first but at the back of my mind, they are there...
    ~ "The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names" ~

    today's favorites: Marina, Arden and Arthur, Inigo.

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Liverpool, England
    My great aunt was an Anastasia so I think of her first though I don't know much about her. Grand Duchess second. It's a nice name

    Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
    Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.


    Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
    Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
    Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.

    Beta read The Self Invention: 18 is up. Two more to follow within the next week.

  3. #15
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    Mar 2009
    Quote Originally Posted by zoey_walker53 View Post
    But I will also say that I do remember her saying on several occasions that once a teacher couldn't pronounce her name, so she was given the nickname Nasty; which then stuck with her all through middle school and parts of high school so far.
    That might be enough to take it off the list.
    Proud mama to Lucia Marie (3) and Halle Regina born July 12th!

  4. #17
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    Oct 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by erinpurple View Post
    That might be enough to take it off the list.
    Nooo, don't take it off! Okay, it's entirely possible that I am too invested in people using this name because I love it so much. However, do at least bear in mind that EVERY name has teasing potential. I knew an unpopular kid named Lucas who went through middle school with the nickname Mucus, while a well-liked kid named Pierre was never teased for his name at all.

    Matilda Sailor or Faye Matilda | Sylvie Wren or Simon Adler | Alice Violetta or Atlas Dov | Julian 'Jules' River or Juniper 'Joon' Lovelace | Roscoe Fox or Marlowe Fritz | Jane Lucinda or Lucien Wilde | Louisa Valor or Eloise March | Ivan Elliot or Iris Cordelia | August Jack or Jasper Hale | Dashiell Jude or Judah Reeve | Thea Marina or Marigold 'Maggie' Wynn | Finnegan Wallace or Felix Raphael

    Just a grad student dreaming ahead...

  5. #19
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    Nov 2012
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Quote Originally Posted by erinpurple View Post
    That might be enough to take it off the list.
    Grand Duchess Anastasia was nicknamed: Nastas, Nastenka, Nastya (and shvibzik and malenkaya, but that's pretty unrelated to the name itself). So there are heaps of possibilities. I personally love all those Anastasia nicknames, but preferably said with a slight Russian accent.
    Zelia/Elja • Nineteen • Name and history nerd from an early age • I have a blog.
    Trying hard to export beautiful old Danish names, magical Danish nature names and exotic Greenlandic names.
    Current favourite combinations: Henry Ásgeirr Edmund • Amaury Charles Fyodor • Alexander Adelin Lórien
    Cosima Ingrid Zenobia • Matilda Ivalo Galadriel • Gaia Margaret Undómiel

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